Download Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and Android

Download Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and Android

Sure, you’ve got Wi-Fi everywhere, and the 3G/LTE connection is reliable. Until it’s not. When it doesn’t work, it completely fails. Let’s face it, the internet is essential. Many of us struggle when we can’t access it.

Now you can use Pocket to save pages for offline use. But that’s mostly for text and some images, mainly for articles. What about formatted web pages or complex websites? It falls apart.

Yes, you can take a full page screenshot on your iOS or convert the page to PDF. But if you only want an offline copy of the web page as is, keep reading.

Offline Browser for Android

There are a few similar offline browsers for Android, and many of them have the same name. This version of Offline Browser is the most updated and has a Material Design UI.

You can download web pages using the app in two ways. Either go to the app and paste the URL, or when browsing in Chrome, tap the Hamburger menu and then tap Share.

Download Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and AndroidDownload Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and Android

Select Offline Browser from the list. The app will open. Enter a title and tap Save. This should start downloading the page offline, but it didn’t for me. You’ll need to go to the app and tap Download beside the saved web page to start the download process.

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OfflineBrowse is a lightweight app for iPhone and iPad. When you open the app, you’ll see a URL bar. Just navigate to a website or search via Google.

Download Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and Android

When you reach the page, tap the “Save” button at the bottom. Monitor the downloads and find the saved pages by tapping the “Folder” icon. After downloading, tap a page to open it for offline use.

GoodReader for iPhone and iPad

I’ve praised GoodReader, the versatile PDF reading app. Add the ability to download web pages. Open the app, choose the Connect tab, and select Browse the web option.

Download Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and Android

Navigate the page and save it. You’ll find the saved web page in the Downloads section.

Download Web Pages for Offline Use on iOS and Android

What Will You Use Offline Web Pages For?

To me, documentation is the best use case for saving web pages offline. If you’re not a fan of the Pocket app but enjoy reading offline, share your use case in the comments.

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